Kim Kardashian slammed for her post on Balenciaga's BDSM photoshoot days after backlash over her silence

Kim Kardashian slammed for her post on Balenciaga's BDSM photoshoot days after backlash over her silence
Kim Kardashian (C) released a statement on Instagram regarding the Balenciaga campaign controversy (Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co., New York Post/YouTube screenshot)

PARIS, FRANCE: Kim Kardashian finally broke her silence over Balenciaga's spring collection photoshoot, which featured children alongside BDSM-themed bears. The outrage over the disturbing photos eventually lead the company to take down the campaign pictures. Kim, a longtime brand endorser, was continuously demanded to speak up on the issues by the fans. However, her statement didn't seem to calm her fans down. 

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'The Kardashian star' took to Instagram stories on Sunday, November 27, and wrote, "I have been quiet for the past few days, not because I haven’t been shocked and outraged by the recent Balenciaga campaigns, but because I wanted an opportunity to speak to their team to understand for myself how this could have happened." 

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She further stated, "As a mother of four, I have been shaken by those disturbing images. The safety of children must be held with the highest regard and anything against it should have no place in our society - period." "I appreciate Balenciaga’s removal of the campaigns and apology. In speaking with them, I believe they understand the seriousness of the issue and will take the necessary measures for this to never happen again," she added. Kardashian had earlier posted an Instagram story with similar content but deleted it later.

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Statement from Kim Kardashian (Kim Kardashian/ Instagram)
Statement from Kim Kardashian (Kim Kardashian/ Instagram)

Meanwhile, the fashion house is now suing production company North Six Inc., as well as set designer Nicholas Des Jardins for the mishap. The brand also released an apology on Instagram on November 22. The statement read, "We sincerely apologise for any offense our holiday campaign may have caused. Our plush bear bags should not have been featured with children in this campaign. We have immediately removed the campaign from all platforms." The company further stated, “We apologise for displaying unsettling documents in our campaign. We take this matter very seriously and are taking legal action against the parties responsible for creating the set and including unapproved items for our Spring 23 campaign photoshoot."

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Apology from Balenciaga (Balenciaga/Instagram)
Apology note from Balenciaga (Balenciaga/Instagram)
Apology note from Balenciaga (Balenciaga/ Instagram)
Apology note from Balenciaga (Balenciaga/ Instagram)

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'Yeah bye you’re canceled sis'

The Internet was quick to react to Kardashian's statement. Many slammed her for not disassociating herself from the brand. A user said, "yeah bye you’re canceled sis." Another wrote, "So basically “let’s pretend it never happened and move on." "So in orher words: " I'm not cutting ties with them because they pay me alot of money," wrote a user. A tweet read, "If you really care about children, you don't work with them anymore, period."

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A user claimed, "I don’t believe that you’re being sincere at all. I think you were just hoping that it would blow over. There’s no way that they paid for an ad campaign, didn’t look it over thoroughly before they put it out there. Seems like it’s more about money for you." Another wondered, So…does this mean you’re still going to work with them? You’re so disgusted by their inappropriate campaign involving children, but not enough to stop working with them just because they’re paying you well? Even though you’re already a billionaire?."

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Another explained, "I've tolerated a lot of sh*tty & problematic behaviour from the Kardashians, but this was the final straw for me. Immediate unfollow & no longer supporting their show, which, let's face it, is just a giant ad campaign for them and, apparently, their promoting of child sex abuse." A user added, "You guys love picking and choosing what’s right and wrong. Absolutely no morals. Another claimed, "I can see now why Kanye wants to protect his kids at all costs! Pathetic statement!."

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